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    Getting to the full text

    Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.



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      Peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles

      • Academic Search Complete
        Interdisciplinary, largely full-text.
      • America: History & Life with Full Text
        Index to historical research about U.S. history, 1492-present. Links through "Get It" to JSTOR and Project Muse.
      • Google Scholar
        May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
      • JSTOR
        A substantive archive of more than 300 scholarly history journals, all full text. As an archive, there is typically a lag time of 3-5 years from publication until new issues appear in JSTOR. Full text journals include American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Journal of American Studies, Review in American History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Cultural Critique, Eighteenth Century Studies, Environmental History, Historical Journal, and History and Theory.

      Scholarly sources published as books

      • Encompass Search
        Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.

      Primary sources published on the web

      A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation

      Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention.

      • American Memory
        Library of Congress-managed digital archive culled from research collections throughout the country. See especially the collections titled A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation and Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention.

      Style guides

      For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

      Or visit the Online Writing Lab at Purdue.

      The full text of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. is available to Muhlenberg College students here.

      For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Here is a user guide to Zotero. NOTE: In order to construct footnotes (as opposed to bibliography), the MS Word Plug-In is needed.

      Help with annotated bibliographies

      Visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for definitions and format of an


        Articles via interlibrary loan

        Journal articles not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.


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